Six students at the University of Mississippi School of Law have been elected Law School Student Body (LSSB) officers for the 2016-2017 school year. LSSB represents the law school student body to the law school and university administrators. Gregory Alston leads the LSSB as president.
Alston is a third year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law where he currently serves as CEO of the Business Law Network. Prior to being elected president, he served as senator and treasurer of LSSB and is also a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council. Alston attended Ole Miss for undergraduate school where he majored in public policy leadership.
A native of Hattiesburg and lifelong Mississippian, Gregory was elected on Feb. 19, 2013 as the Associated Student Body President of the University of Mississippi. Prior to being elected, Gregory served on the ASB Senate his freshman year representing Stockard residence hall and his sophomore year representing the School of Liberal Arts. He was named Senator of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year and served as the director of Athletics on the cabinet of his predecessor. Alston was also selected by fellow Mississippi Student Body Presidents to serve as the president of the Mississippi Public Universities Student Body Presidents Council and was inducted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame in January 2014.
He has served as an intern for the Ole Miss Athletics Department and in the office of United States Senator Roger F. Wicker in Washington, D.C. He is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and is also a
Senior Staff member of the Mississippi American Legion Boys State. Gregory has worked on a number of political campaigns in Mississippi including campaigns for the late U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, Gov. Phil Bryant, and he served on the Governor’s inauguration staff, “Imagine Mississippi.” Gregory clerked for Barbour Griffith Rogers Group in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2016, and is currently interning for United States Senator Thad Cochran in Oxford.
Allison Bruff, a native of Union City, Tenn., serves as this year’s vice president. She attended Rhodes College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Cum Laude in 2014. Bruff is a staff editor for the Mississippi Law Journal, a member of the Mississippi Sports Law Society, Law Association for Women and the Dean’s Leadership Council. Before being elected to serve as LSSB vice president, Bruff served as LSSB senator. She expects to graduate May 2018 and pursue a federal clerkship before pursuing a career in civil litigation.
Chloe Kennedy, a second year law student from Albertville, Ala., was elected treasurer. She attended Jacksonville State University where she earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in accounting in 2015. While at Jacksonville State University, Kennedy received the Robert Trathen Memorial Award for encompassing leadership skills and integrity. She is a member of the Business Law Network, Law Association for Women, and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. She expects to graduate May 2018.
Third year law student Shanice Mitchell, of Los Angeles, California, serves as this year’s secretary. The mother of a one-year-old son, Mitchell attended Delta State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and English, Cum Laude in 2014. While at DSU, Mitchell was initiated into the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society as well as the Lambda Iota Tau American International Honor Society for Literature. She was mentioned in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for her various academic achievements. Mitchell is a member of the Alumni Relations and Networking Committee, Black Law Students Association, Business Law Network, and Public Interest Law Foundation. Along with being elected to serve as LSSB secretary, Mitchell also holds the position of Christian Legal Society secretary, Law Association for Women secretary, Mississippi Entertainment Law Organization treasurer, and Trial Advocacy Board Administrative vice chair. Mitchell interned with the Law Library of Congress the summer of 2016, and is currently working as a research assistant for Attorney David Rozier at the Rozier Law Firm in Oxford. In August 2016, she was sworn in to the limited practice of law in connection with the University’s Elder Law Clinic. She expects to graduate May 2017 and pursue a career in both Elder and Healthcare Law.
Fredricka Brown, a third year student from Greenville, Miss., was elected attorney general. Brown attended Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with Leadership Honors in 2014. While at MSU, she received the President’s Service Award in 2013 and the Spirit of Service Award in 2014. Brown is the historian of the Black Law Students Association, and a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, Law Association for Women, and the Dean’s Leadership Council. Before being elected to serve as LSSB attorney general, Brown served as LSSB secretary. She expects to graduate May 2017 and pursue a career in criminal litigation.
Kelley Killorin, a second year law student from Columbus, Georgia, serves as the social chair. She currently serves as a staff editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review, and previously has held the position of Associated Student Body senator for the law school. Killorin attended the University of Mississippi and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy leadership. She expects to graduate May 2018.